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Apply for a design

Our design application allows you to upload static and 3D images with a drag-and-drop function. You can choose between one of two electronic formats — either our Four-step form with built-in guidance for Fast Track registration, or our Advanced form for more complex applications.

Before applying, you can also check our design filing tips and best practices so that you avoid making mistakes in the application.

 

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Our forms explained

To help you decide which format best suits your needs, please take a look at the features of each process below:

 
Four-step form Advanced form
Fast Track application — you could register your design in two days or less x
You can check for similar designs in DesignView x
Product indication from our Locarno database Product indication from our Locarno database or provide your own
Pay by credit card or current account Pay by credit card, current account or bank transfer
x You can use other designs as a template
x You can specify information about exhibition priority
x You can mark a priority to be claimed at a later stage (‘claim priority later' option)
If priority is claimed, it must be accompanied by supporting documents You can claim a priority without attaching any documents (‘send document later' option)
x Import and/or create a representative when logged in as an applicant
Import and/or create applicants and import additional representatives when logged in as a representative Import and/or create applicants and also create additional representatives when logged in as a representative
 

For information on how we examine design applications, please read our Guidelines.

Page last updated 24-02-2018
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